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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 28, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Nov 27, 2012

The December 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine had an interesting item about plans by Canadian architect Michael Green's proposed 30 story wooden skyscraper for Vancouver. Green plans on using giant panels of laminated wood (known as "mass timber") to help fire resistance. The advantage of wood over steel and concrete? The traditional building materials emit high levels of carbon, while wood stores carbon otherwise released through decay or burning. It turns the notion of...




 

 

PhotoThe December 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine had an interesting item about plans by Canadian architect Michael Green's proposed 30 story wooden skyscraper for Vancouver.

Green plans on using giant panels of laminated wood (known as "mass timber") to help fire resistance. The advantage of wood over steel and concrete? The traditional building materials emit high levels of carbon, while wood stores carbon otherwise released through decay or burning.

It turns the notion of what a tall building can be made of on its head and could lead to some fairly unique examples of Organic Architecture. Pick up an issue at the newsstands or cruise over to Green's website to learn more.

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